Jesus Wouldn’t Vote 

“The ends justify the means.”  I’ve heard this phrase before. This logic seems to make an appearance in times of war or in economic decisions in a business environment.  We will drop the bomb, people will die, some bad, some good. But the bad people will die. So the action of dropping the bomb is […]

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No More Seashells 

It’s weird to be me. People ask me what I do and I always have a hard time responding.  “I write and speak about philosophy and theology”  That doesn’t have the best ring to it.  It also feels very odd to call yourself a philosopher or a theologian.  I can’t possibly be smart enough to […]

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For the Ordinary 

This weekend I’m in a wedding.  Weddings are special.  A day to celebrate two people coming together.  A day full of laughter and tears. A day thinking about beloved memories and hopeful expectations, a time for cake and drinks.  A wedding day is remembered forever.  A special day.  But, Not every day is special.  Somedays […]

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No Buts for Orlando 

Pain is unique.  When we try and describe pain we say things like,  It cut deep.  It burned.  It was sharp and stabbing.  It took my breathe away.  But no matter how hard we try and explain pain we never succeed.  There’s not a good way to measure pain.  There’s no method of calculating it’s […]

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It’s All in the Adjectives 

“My favorite thing about fishing is you never know what your gonna get. Maybe you’ll catch an old boot”  An 8 year old said those words to me today.  Here’s how those beautiful, profound, and life altering words came about.  This 8 year old kid was on his way to go fishing on a small […]

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Truth is a Fickle Thing 

Gravity is something we all believe in.  When we get up in the morning we pull our feet out of bed without wondering if they will find the ground.  We pour milk on our cereal without fearing it will simply float above the bowl, refusing to go down.  We get into our cars and drive […]

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